Sunday, August 27, 2006

Heroic Qualities

I know this has been done before, but it’s never been done by me. This is just a few of many heroic qualities I’ve come up with and is not exclusive. There’s a lot of qualities I’ve left out, and I’d love you to share your own.

For example, firemen and cops. We all know how heroic they are, though they aren’t on my list. This is a list of “qualities” not of people or personas. (I personally know a cop who was shot while stopping someone for a speeding ticket, so I’m not intentionally leaving them out!)

I’d love to hear your ideas, even if you disagree with mine!

Respectful of children.

Isn’t afraid to play games with kids or act like a child himself.

Respectful of others to the point he’d risk his own life to save another. (Perfect example: for anyone who has seen Transporter 2, the antagonist threw a pregnant woman to fall on the ground. The main character, Jason Statham (gotta love him!) caught her before she hit the ground. Then he got up and went about his business as if he couldn’t think of doing anything else. Letting her fall, though he was in the middle of an intense standoff with antag, would go against his nature.)

Doesn’t give up, even when the odds are stacked against him.

Calm, cool, collected, even in the face of adversary. Of course, we know he feels, he even feels fear, but he’d never show it.

Aware of his surroundings.

Doesn’t let others’ opinions sway him.

Kind to animals, even if he doesn’t like them.

Has integrity.

Doesn’t act like a jerk and then say it’s just his nature, though he isn't nice all the time. ;)

Loves only one woman.

Can admit when he’s wrong but when he isn’t, doesn’t bow down to pressure.


Jen said...

Heroic Qualities?
Refusing to cheat (on or at anything)

Shows outrage at unfairness or abuse.

Gives foot massages.

Marty said...

Heroic to me personally? He can cook, lol!

But I like all those. Basically someone who puts the best interests of others above his own.

Emma_Sanders said...

Foot massage...what's that? LOL. These will definitely go on my list. :)

MarlyMathews said...

Great list of heroic qualities, Emma...:)

I love, love, Jason Statham...Transporter 1 and 2 are both great action films. But I have to say...the second film really shows what a great guy his character is. :)


Lora said...

I believe it is heroic to be honest. I value that above just about anything else, because then I know I can trust you.

Stacy Dawn said...

I actually agree with a lot of yours especially. I loved that scene in Transporter II, it really caught my attention too.

I like to add humour to my heros, they have to be able to laugh at life too.

Oh, and I'll second Jen's foot massages LOL

Candice Gilmer said...

Heroic quality --


A strong sense of self.

I don't do the tormented hero too much. Think Riddick from Chronicals of Riddick... Once he makes a decision, boom, that's it, and that's all there is.

That's my kind of hero.

Anonymous said...

Brave enough to face the danger, Creative enough to solve the conflicts which arises, Driven enough to keep going against all odds, Vulnerable enough to allow his human side to be seen, flexible enough to change direction when necessary, Caring enough to think of his fellow soldiers, and smart enough to make good decisions in war to get over enemies and gain victory.

Ksoccer said...

A boy doesn't have to go to war to be a hero he can just say he doesn't pie because he sees there isn't enough to go around.
I read this of a website and it really opened up my mind and heart what a hero can be.
But really Hero is just a word and can mean many things thats why i have many heroes.

Who is really your hero???

by a 14 year old girl..>><<<